On March 2, 2006, Amy Hollywood delivered the inaugural lecture of the Elizabeth H. Monrad Professorship of Christian Studies. Elizabeth and Ernest Monrad, longtime supporters of Harvard Divinity School, were also honored at the event.... Read more about Video: Acute Melancholia
Last Friday evening's (April 16) presentation at Harvard Divinity School by the Rev. Dr. Mel White, the former dean of the largest gay and lesbian church in the world (the Dallas Cathedral of Hope), was billed as a lecture on "Religion, Homosexuality and Marriage: Why We Can't Wait." But it was really a rallying cry.
The United States' general response to the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001, and its invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have left many Muslims feeling besieged. In the United States, they protest that the Patriot Act and other regulations target them unfairly, and lament the withering of political gains that took decades to secure. Abroad, many Muslims fear that the War on Terror is actually a war on Islam, a new Crusade intended to extend Judeo-Christian power over the holy lands.... Read more about Other or Together? Conference Explores Place of Islam in the American Consciousness
On December 5, 2002, Colombian sculptor Doris Salcedo spoke about and showed slides of her work, which focuses on different forms of confinement within the context of war. She is a fellow at the Divinity School's Center for the Study of World Religions (CSWR) and spoke as part of the Carpenter Center's "An Evening With the Artist" series.... Read more about Video: Making the 'Disappeared' Visible